See CellarTracker's 2021 Year in Review

Tasting Notes for cdhedrick

(41 notes on 41 wines)

1 - 41 of 41 Sort order
Red
3/12/2013 - cdhedrick wrote:
77 points
This might be a little past its prime. Nothing to write home about. I guess I should of enjoyed it a year ago, but I am glad I didn't wait another day. Everything is slightly dampened, slightly hot, but it will be consumed none the less.
Red
8/30/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
90 points
Great wine, enjoyable for sure. Wish I had a case.
Red
6/21/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
83 points
This bottle is a bit past its prime, but still interesting especially for the price. I would say it somehow improved after a day, but overall, should have been consumed a year or two ago.
Red
6/15/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
88 points
This was very nice to drink, even my friend who doesn't pay much attention to the wine he is drinking enjoyed this and wanted to know where I got it so he could get more. I will agree with him. It was light, dry, with nice juicy cherry. Nothing tannic or inky about this wine. Enjoyable indeed.
Red
6/13/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
Interesting grape, I am not sure that I have had this before. It is not complicated, but for the price it is surprisingly balanced. Good color, not overly alcoholic, smooth drinking. I must say that I am enjoying this wine--it is tasty and refreshing. For 10 bucks, which I think I forgot I paid for it for a second, this is worth a second look. Drink now for sure, this wont get much better with age.
Red
6/9/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
88 points
Typical, but fun, I would drink this again and again.
Red
6/5/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
This is a good wine. I enjoy it very much. It is floral but thick. It finishes a bit off balance, but it definitely worth trying. I would think this could be improved by being a bit more balanced on the finish but as it presents it is very nice. It does not send me back to the store to buy more but it is a fun trip down a red Rhone blend road. Overall, this would win the night at some tastings, but it would be embarrassed at others. Give this a shot if you can get it at a good price. Interesting for sure, but overall not an award winner.
Red
6/4/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
80 points
Red fruit, unbalanced, not a bad wine, good for 'casual' drinking, but not worth twice its price, and would be a better buy at 10 a bottle, or would taste more in line with its price. Will finish this quickly without any more thought.
Red
2004 Château d'Aiguilhe Querre Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/23/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
Very vegetal! The franc is all over this wine..a strong effort at playing with the big boys..great qpr for sure although I did pay $25 locally for this. Won't buy again but interesting none the less.
Red
5/22/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
83 points
This is a good bottle of wine. Very typical Chile cab..good definition of the sub 20 flavor profile. Give it a shot.
Red
5/21/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
Mmmmm! This was fun to drink, very tasty and an excellent bottle. This is a bottle I would love to have on hand for late night at the party or for a solo bottle before going out. It was ripe, fruity and chewy. It was deep purple, tooth staining, and utterly delicious. I wouldn't call it academic, but it is certainly fun and worth trying, especially for the price. Killer QPR here folks!
Red
5/20/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
80 points
This was a good bottle of wine..although I have a hard time giving it better than 80 only because I know there is better to be had. It was a good wine, but I would rather try new than buy another bottle. Great effort.
Red
5/17/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
75 points
This is a completely average bottle of wine. There is nothing special going on in this one. The nose is nice, right out of the bottle there is some intrigue on the nose, but once you sip it, it goes straight into boring and simple red wine. Perfect for a party as it does not offend, but absolutely nothing to look forward to. 75 points on this seems appropriate, as there is nothing wrong with it, just not anything to write home about.
Red
5/16/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
79 points
Not too keen on this one. Went in ready for anything, but for me there isn't much there. Highly unbalanced, which is an immediate turnoff, and also a characteristic of the price point. Hot mouthfeel, with very little on the nose. There is a lingering finish, but not one that I wish to enjoy. Eat cheese with this wine if you must drink it, but if you come across this one, pass on it, there are better bottles out there for you not to have to waste your time with this one.
Red
5/14/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
86 points
SuperTuscan...Italy...Tuscany...What would possibly be wrong with this wine? 1. I am not sharing it with anyone...you know who you are... 2. Practically no finish, which makes me sad a few seconds after a sip... 3. Nose is a bit boring, not a lot of fruit coming through, kind of flat. Lets look at some positives... 1. Good mouth feel. This wine is nice once it hits your lips, which I appreciate as a man who really drinks to drink... 2. Minerals everywhere, very intriguing, yet again only once it is in your mouth. 3... Well, I can't really think of anything else. For 15 bucks, try something else. But I will drink this for sure. A step up from what I am inclined to drink Wed. night alone, but by no means special anymore. 86+ maybe an 88 if it had more nose. **Sidenote** I got a Vinturi in the mail today. :P
Red
5/10/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
87 points
Enjoyed this, didn't get to drink much of it, but fond memories exist.
Red
2001 Château La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/10/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
89 points
Delicious, great bottle of wine. Only wish I had bought more.
Red
2005 Clos Manou Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/25/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
89 points
Brought to dinner, excellent wine with lots of personality and quite fun to experience. Awesome nose!
Red
5/1/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
88 points
Excellent wine! I loved this from the first sip and throughout the bottle. Buy this and try it, you will like it if you like soft cherry with a pleasant, easy going yet still inviting and provocative nose. Defiantly would buy more, especially if I got it retail instead of restaurant markup.
Red
5/1/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
Good wine, not worth the price, but good. Opened up after about 2 hours, but never really peaked for me. Leathery. Pass.
Red
4/26/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
77 points
Not a lot to say about this wine... I went in very open minded, but, I feel as if my days of sub 10 bottles are severely numbered! Thanks Murrell!
Red
4/19/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
87 points
Consistently delicious, perfect with a filet last night.
Red
4/16/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
80 points
This wine had a lot of hype going into it. It received an 88 from Tanzer, lots of mid to high 80's from other CT users, and talk of lots of flavors and tastes. To me this wine is very Chilean, it is very buggy if you will, it does not deliver on fruit, it is incredibly dry, although it is balanced and it just may not be my cup of tea. I want to say, it did go well with a NY Strip rare as hell, but does not stand up on its own as an intriguing and sophisticated bottle of wine. Try it and see for your self of course, but I will not buy this again.
Red
4/14/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
Just opened, the bottle is in the decanter, going to need some time to open up. At first, great nose, lots going on, leather, mushrooms, earthy quality there, smoke, but very little if any fruit, will have to see how this one evolves. About 45 minutes into decanting at this point, nose still similar, some of the intensity has blown off, mouthfeel/taste still not impressive, the tannins are coming out to play a bit though. Will check it again in a bit. Been about 2 and a half hours now, and I feel this wine may be at its peak, getting slight raspberry and cherry, the nose has turned a bit floral, the smoke/leather is pretty much gone. Overall this wine is good, wouldn't buy it again due to other bottles that need to be tried, but all in all a fun experience and I will enjoy finishing this bottle tonight. I am going to go with 85 points on this wine, majority of that going to the complexity on the nose as compared to the price of the bottle. It could be considered very oak forward, but it fades after a bit. Try this or one of the other vintages if you want to see what a $10 bottle of cali cab franc is about.
Red
4/12/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
88 points
Very good cab, medium bodied, enjoyed drinking this.
Red
4/11/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
90 points
Bottle of the night, very good, I don't understand the other reviews as we loved this wine, could not find the over oak, after 2 hours it was alive and kicking, and was excellent. Buy and try!
Red
4/11/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
90 points
Very impressive showing, enjoyable wine, opened up after probably 30 minutes in the decanter. Very soft, drinking well now but has time to evolve as well.
Red
4/9/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
83 points
delicious, easy drink, nothing exciting or challenging but a good bottle
Red
4/8/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
86 points
Delicious, excellent sipper, but only after it has the chance to open up a bit. I will enjoy this all night, or until it's gone. :)
Red
4/7/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
86 points
This was a good bottle of wine, I enjoyed it, even better on day 2 which leads me to believe it needs time to breath. I get good fruit with a signature taste of Spain and a good flavor profile of the Tempranillo flavor.
Red
4/3/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
Good bottle of wine, nothing really special, but I imagine that is what you get for the price. It is fairly well balanced though and gives a little to think about. I would possibly buy again, but not because I enjoyed it that much.
Red
3/31/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
85 points
The nose is full and fruity with hints of berry and the taste is just as big and also contains some pepper and some pretty long aggressive tannins.
Red
3/30/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
82 points
This wine did not appeal to me like I had hoped. The color was not a brilliant as I was expecting, the taste had a lot of wood in it, it had some spice but mainly was just not inspiring. It will be consumed, no question, but not worth the price by any means. Keep going if you encounter this wine.
Red
2004 Carmenet Cabernet-Merlot Moon Mountain Vineyard Sonoma Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
3/14/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
83 points
Rather dull actually. Started out a bit tight, but has opened up and started to produce varying flavor profiles. Not heavy like one would think, not very complex but pleasant in the mouth. Overall a decent everyday sipper, nothing special but at the price point I imagine that is to be expected. Try it out and see what you think, popularity probably not going to skyrocket, but for those of you who get to try this blend, please enjoy it for what it is, an everyday table red. 83+
Red
2/29/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
88 points
very enjoyable wine, big fruit taste, strawberry and cherry, very thick and jammy. Great value and would buy again.
Red
2/27/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
62 points
Awkward, lacking nose. Almost get dish soap from it, with maybe old fruit coming through as well. A lot of acid on the tongue, enough to ruin any food, good thing it is by itself, lingering finish, but not sure if it is enjoyable or annoying. Would certainly not buy again, even for the low price I got it for. One of the worst bottles I have had. I must say, towards the end of the bottle it opened up a bit, now it is just good old getting drunk juice. Nothing challenging about it at all though.
Red
2001 Boonaroo Shiraz - Cabernet South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
2/22/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
81 points
Overall average but wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
Red
2003 Château Coufran Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/19/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
not wild about this wine, would not buy again.
Red
2/19/2008 - cdhedrick wrote:
86 points
Good bottle, lots of flavor, interesting smell that could use a more trained dissection. Would drink again.
1 - 41 of 41
  • Tasting Notes: 41 notes on 41 wines
© 2003-22 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close